The theme song for the NPR show "All Things Considered" is based on a 1974 composition by Don Voegeli. You can hear the multiple versions in the podcast at this page.
Interestingly, after Voegeli took his composition to "the best arrangers in Hollywood" for revamping, it took on a slightly different melody which perfectly mirrors the strange tune sung by a girl in the 1945 movie "Murder, He Says". In the movie, it's a brief, seemingly-nonsense musical poem an abused girl learned from her grandmother and which turns out to be the clues everyone is needing to find the grandmother's hidden fortune.
As a reviewer on IMDB stated: '"And then there's the music, which mysteriously is note for note the theme to 'All Things Considered' on NPR, only 30 years earlier.... 'On horse flies is, in comb bees is, on chest knobs is, in knob keys is.'"
So my question is, who were the Hollywood music arrangers that reworked Voegeli's theme? Were any of them connected to that old movie?